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The art of Randy Thom

 Sound designer (FW35)

How do artists move the camera?
How do artists move the camera? The boundaries and trends in presenting moving images are old and new. By Richard Couzins

The wide variety of artists’ film and video on show at the 51st Venice Biennale reflects the ever-increasing potential for the moving image in a burgeoning plurality of technologies.
Polarities of black box or white cube are less urgent than in recent international shows. Appropriate spaces are provided for various takes on the language and culture of narrative film: a remake by Stan Douglas, Francesco Vezzoli’s trailer for Caligula, Candice Breitz isolates male and female stars from many films in a sampled discourse on mother and fatherhood. The Guerrilla Girls adopt the address of movie posters.
Computer screens, on which images join text in multiple windows, augment the viewers reading of gallery installation, cinema and television. Lev Manovich claims that “what was cinema is now the human-computer interface.” This is more in the mind of the viewer than a radical change in installation here.